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Top 10 Bed Bug Infested Cities in 2012

Bed Bug Infested Cities

Exterminators have been working hard to treat bed bugs this year, especially in large travel states like Ohio, Illinois and New York. The highest treatment for bed bugs over 2012 (according to a recent report by Orkin) were found to be:

  1. bed bug statistics US, bedbug travel preventionCincinnati
  2. Chicago
  3. Detroit
  4. Denver
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Columbus
  7. Ohio
  8. Dallas/Ft. Worth
  9. New York
  10. Richmond/Petersburg, Virginia

Why are bed bug infestations increasing?

As you may have noticed, a lot of bed bug infested cities are in highly urban areas with large airports. That is because bed bugs are likely to travel with you on clothing and/or in luggage. There are helpful products to prevent bed bugs while traveling including bed bug proof travel pillows and bedbug luggage liners of various sizes.

It is also possible that bed bug populations and recognition of infestations have been increasing throughout the United States. You can see more US bed bugs stats here.

At this point, bed bug statistics indicate that bed bug prevention is key to reducing the need and cost of bed bug treatment. If these findings make you itch, feel free to read more about bed bug prevention here.

Bed Bugs Reported in Empire State Building’s Basement

The Empire State Building, one of New York City’s most prominent visitors attractions, seems to have fallen pray to one of New Yorks newest visitors; bed bugs.bed bugs new york.. bed bugs nyc, new york bed bugs, empire state

Bed bugs were reported by a single employee in the basement of the Empire State Building, according to the New York Daily News. And, according to the article, the Empire State Building responded quickly with exterminators spraying the affected areas.

While the managements response was correct in getting rid of the bed bugs as quickly as possible, guests and workers in this prominent New York attraction were not very happy.

Unfortunately, bed bugs have been reported across New York City, from stores in SoHo to homes in the Upper West Side to offices in Brooklyn. You never know which of your colleagues may have bed bugs in their home.

To keep safe, bedbug.com recommends regular bed bug inspections and keeping your personal items elevated off the floor & properly encased in bed bug proof encasements.

If you are looking for more on keeping your home and office bed bug free, please see our helpful bed bug tips pages.